Recently I’ve begun paying bills online instead of sending them by regular mail. No need to drive to the post office, or stand on line, or buy stamps, or envelopes, or make out checks. And, if I’m almost to the due date on a bill, no worries, it’s done immediately. Was even able to deposit our Stimulus check!
It was exactly a year ago, on my 80th birthday party, Margaret and I announced our intention to move to Port Townsend, WA, to be close to Elizabeth, one of our daughters. Twelve weeks later, we drove out of the town we’d lived for 55 years and where we’d raised two daughters. The day we started our journey north it was 106 degrees in San Jose.
Port Townsend is a small artist town of about 10,000 people. We are about 30 minutes by ferry to Vancouver, Canada. My family was going to give me an 81st birthday in Vancouver except for the “stay at home’ restriction. We are in what is known as the “banana belt” so our rainfall is only 4 inches more than San Jose. It only snowed for two days this last winter. The average summer temperature is 85 degrees.
Margaret and I were slowly getting involved with many of the local groups. She was into recorders, harps, weavings, sewing and knitting groups; and I was getting into some of the non-profits, such as the local Food Bank, etc. Then the Pandemic hit. Now she is spending most of her time making masks. Last week the concentration was making children’s mask in preparation of opening the schools after the summer holidays. I am lucky because the Food Bank is considered an essential operation — so we are busier than before. They protect me because of my age and make me work in the background in “prep” with very little contact with the public. That is perfect for me because I am never a talker anyway.
I hope all of you are well. If you are ever coming to this part of the Northwest, give me a shout. Here are my email and address: firstname.lastname@example.org or 915 M Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368.
“Getting a little action” means you don’t need to take any fiber today.
You sit in a rocker & can’t get it started.
You look both ways before crossing a room.
Housework can’t kill you, but why take a chance?
My photographs don’t do me justice – they look just like me.
You know you’re old if they have discontinued your blood type.
Let’s hope they give us two weeks’ notice before sending us back out into the real world. I think we’ll all need the time to become ourselves again. And by “ourselves” I mean lose 10 pounds, cut our hair, and get used to not drinking at 9:00 a.m.
New monthly budget: Gas $0 Entertainment $0 Clothes $0 Groceries $2,799. Breaking News: Wearing a mask inside your home is now highly
recommended. Not so much to stop COVID-19, but to stop eating.
When this quarantine is over, let’s not tell some people.